Ecotourism Australia is excited to welcome Sydney Harbour EcoWalks Tours to the community! We congratulate them on achieving the Ecotourism Certification, meaning their business will focus on tourism which leaves a minimal impact and teaches people about the environment, all whilst contributing to conservation and helping local communities.
Created and run by Alan Toner, a human guidebook and lover of the wilderness, EcoWalks Tours deliver scenic and educational guided tours through the fascinating bush trails of the Sydney Harbour National Park. Amid these bush trails you will have the opportunity to connect with a multitude of different elements offered in the park. From historical gems to intriguing flora and fauna, and of course the many iconic Sydney sights, these tours offer something for everyone.
For our nature lovers the Georges Head Walk offers a glimpse into the rich diversity of flora and fauna in the area including water dragons, rainbow lorikeets, Sydney red gum trees and, if you are lucky, the elusive king parrots!
The Middle Head Battery Walk is perfect for history aficionados as you wander to the Middle Head Fort learning about the significant historical and cultural heritage of the Sydney Harbour National Park.
For a truly magical dusk experience, the Twilight Discover Walk includes the perfect combination of birdwatching, dreamy sunsets with views of the iconic Sydney Harbour sites and spotlighting for mysterious nocturnal animals.
Our younger curious adventurers will be thrilled by the EcoWalker Bush Explorer Tour where they will have the opportunity to learn and search for kooky invertebrates like bugs, spiders and beetles! EcoWalks Tours also run exciting educational excursions for primary and secondary schools.
As an Ecotourism certified operator, EcoWalks Tours are very respectful of the social, cultural, traditional, and natural values, heritage, and diversity within the Sydney Harbour National Park, all of which is evidenced in their wonderful tours.
They pride themselves on achieving sustainability through minimal impact practices, using the “Leave No Trace Principal” to ensure the natural beauty of the area is preserved. This consists of different elements such as leaving what you find – take photos if you want to remember the magical flora and fauna! Also, respecting wildlife by limiting noise and making sure you use footpaths, disposing of waste properly and being considerate of other visitors.
EcoWalks Tours also work to improve and promote the ecological biodiversity of their local area by facilitating the planting of native species. By doing this they are not only improving the natural ecosystems in the park but also the environmental outcomes of the future by improving the area’s air quality.
EcoWalks Tours has also established a valuable collaboration with the Gaimaragal Group, a group which delivers educational activities on First Australian history and challenges. Through this collaboration, EcoWalks Tours offer educational workshops that enhance positive cultural appreciation and the empowerment for young people to lead positive changes in the community. Celebrating First Australians and their knowledge is vital to Australia’s future and we are thrilled to hear of this exciting relationship (Letter of Endorsement for Alan Toner Sydney Habour EcoWalks Tours, Gaimaragal Group).
Photo credits: EcoWalks Tours website and Alan Toner.